A domestic disturbance led to the arrest of a man who allegedly slapped his ex-girlfriend in the face.
Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 400 block of W.J. Beck, in reference to a disturbance between Delajan D. Trotter, 36, of the 100 block of Harrison Street in Ashdown, Arkansas, and his ex-girlfriend.
The two have three children together.
Deputies say Trotter’s ex-girlfriend told them he came to her home unannounced and became aggressive with her.
She tried to get away from him, but he grabbed her shirt. She fell, but managed to get back up and go towards the bathroom of the residence, according to reports.
Trotter reportedly followed her into the bathroom and slapped her in the face with an open palm. He then allegedly pushed her causing her to fall down some concrete steps inside the bathroom.
Deputies noted bruising and swelling on her right side.
The victim managed to get out of the house, go to a neighbor’s house and call the sheriff’s office.
The victim also reportedly told deputies Trotter was intoxicated and told her he had a gun in his vehicle.
Deputy John Lewis Jr. made contact with Trotter who appeared to have red, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and swaying back and forth. He also had a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from his person, according to reports.
When Trotter was asked his name, he reportedly gave a false one, and Lewis went to the truck to find his driver’s license and look for the gun in question. After identifying Trotter, he was placed under arrest for domestic abuse battery, resisting an officer by giving false information and disturbing the peace by intoxication.
No gun was found inside the vehicle.
He was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking.